• Assessments 


    The ACCUPLACER is the assessment used by Trident Technical College to determine readiness for college level coursework.  It is comprised of an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students can take this assessment up to three times in a calendar year.  

    Audience:  All grade levels; ECHS students will first take the ACCUPLACER in the fall of their freshman year and then will retest as needed.

    Resources: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice



    The ACT is a standardized test designed to measure high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Unlike the SAT, the ACT is curriculum based: it is not an aptitude test. The questions on the ACT test the core subjects that students typically study through their third year of high school (English, reading, mathematics, and science). The ACT features an optional writing test. Students should check with their prospective colleges to see if they need to complete the essay portion. 

    Audience:  Juniors, Seniors

    Resources:  Naviance Test Prep, https://academy.act.org/?_ga=2.268653809.1837004096.1561999591-1636383920.1543236639



    The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter time on all four ACT test subjects. The results predict future success on the ACT test and provide current achievement and projected future ACT test scores. Students may opt to share their information with colleges and scholarship agencies. 

    Audience:  Sophomores, Juniors



    The PSAT has two primary purposes. It introduces students to the organization and types of questions found on the SAT and helps students to predict their scores on the SAT. The junior year PSAT scores are used in selecting semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship awards, early college admissions, and programs such as the Governor’s School and college Junior Scholar/Fellow Awards. 

    Audience:  Sophomores, Juniors

    Resources: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10?navId=accu-pn10



    The SAT is a standardized test that colleges use to evaluate students’ college preparedness. It is designed to measure a student’s ability to understand and process elements in three subjects: reading, writing, and mathematics. SAT scores are calculated based on a student’s performance relative to other test-takers and have proven to be an indicator of college success. When a student registers for the SAT, he or she will indicate whether or not he or she wants to take the SAT with or without the essay. Some colleges and universities require the essay and others do not. If students are unsure if the colleges they are interested in attending require the essay portion, it is recommended to take it to be sure that their applications are processed. 

    Audience:  Juniors, Seniors

    Resources: Naviance Test Prep, Khan Academy


    WIN National Career Readiness test

    The WIN National Career Readiness test has taken the place of the WorkKeys Certification. The WIN test consists of four multiple choice timed tests: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Essential Soft Skills. The Ready to Work tests measure real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. This test shows potential employers a student’s skills in order to improve his or her chances of getting hired. 

    Audience:  Third year high school students

    Resources: https://ed.sc.gov/tests/tests-files/r2w-career-readiness-assessment/r2w-2018-sample-tests/